The best Christmas markets in the UK

Ornaments at Manchester Christmas Market Manchester-Monkey/Flickr

Ornaments at Manchester Christmas Market ©Manchester-Monkey/Flickr

Christmas markets have a long history in the United Kingdom’s last centuries. There were numerous such markets during the Victorian era, selling different items and foods relating to this feast, although they were not known as Christmas markets. Today’s Christmas Markets in the UK are held in different venues like town centres or stately homes. Some markets occur only on weekends, while others last for even six weeks or more. There are held Christmas markets all over the United Kingdom, in many cities and towns. If you would like to experience the unique atmosphere of these traditional markets, visit any of the following Christmas markets of the UK.

Manchester Christmas Market

The unique Manchester Christmas Market is an award winning Christmas market, being one of the largest in the UK. The market lasts for five magical weeks during which the most beautiful streets and squares of Manchester fill up with lots of visitors. This year the market will be open between the 15th of November and 22nd of December. (November 2013)

Ornaments at Manchester Christmas Market Manchester-Monkey/Flickr

Ornaments at Manchester Christmas Market ©Manchester-Monkey/Flickr

Salisbury Christmas Market

As one of the best Christmas markets in the UK, Salisbury Christmas Market is actually a German-inspired, exciting Christmas Market of the country. It features more than 60 small wooden chalets, all richly decorated and arranged. The stalls will sell all kinds of gifts, decorations and food relating to Christmas. You can visit the market between the 28th of November and the 21st of December 2013. (November 2013)

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

A very large Christmas market of the United Kingdom is the magical Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre. It presents more than 130 stalls which fill the beautiful streets of the historic centre of the city. You will surely be amazed by the unique smells, colors and sounds of Christmas. It’ll be open from the 28th of November until the 1st of December 2013. (November 2013)

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre, food stall gluemoon/Flickr

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre, food stall ©gluemoon/Flickr

Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market

The fantastic Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market is held on Church Street, respectively in and around St. Giles’ Church. The market offers more than 70 stalls to its visitors. There will be offered toys, gifts, crafts, Christmas wreathes, mulled wine, local food and lots of more. The market will be open on the 12th of Dec 2013. (November 2013)

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh is a majestic city, being an important tourist destination of the UK.  If you happen to visit the city this winter, I recommend you to visit Edinburgh’s Christmas Market. From unique hand-made gifts to traditional food and wine, the market’s stalls will offer you a great shopping sparkle. The market will be open for a long period, from the 22nd of November 2013 until the 5th of January 2014. (November 2013)

Edinburgh Christmas Market, drink stall FearfulStills/Flickr

Edinburgh Christmas Market, drink stall ©FearfulStills/Flickr

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